Thanks to a mean rushing attack, Northwestern now leads 23-16. The Wildcats rushed for 98 yards in the third quarter. The Wildcats expanded their lead to 21-10 thanks to a four-play, 93-yard drive that ended when Venric Mark ripped off an 80-yard touchdown run.
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Michigan State held Michigan to 20 yards through the air during the third quarter and the Spartans have taken a 7-6 lead. Andrew Maxwell’s two-yard touchdown pass to Paul Lang finished off a 10-play, 80-yard drive and gave Michigan State the lead, 7-6.
Darius Staten ran for 17 yards and one touchdown, but the Midshipmen trail Indiana, 23-21, after three quarters. Mitch Ewald’s 30-yard field goal gave Indiana its current lead and polished off a 13-play, 58-yard drive.
Nebraska’s Kenny Bell caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, but the margin is still four, as Northwestern leads the Huskers, 14-10. Trevor Siemian’s 27-yard touchdown pass to Tony Jones finished off an eight-play, 50-yard drive and gave Northwestern its halftime advantage.
Michigan stuffed the run, giving up just 10 yards on the ground in the second quarter and the Wolverines now lead 6-0. Michigan struck first when Brendan Gibbons drilled a 24-yard field goal, the final play of an 11-play, 77-yard drive. The Wolverines made their lead 6-0 when Matt Wile kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of a five-play, 39-yard drive.
Keenan Reynolds had a productive quarter for Navy. He threw for 25 yards and ran for 14 yards and one touchdown, but the Midshipmen have closed the gap to 20-14. Navy capped a 69-yard drive when Reynolds kept it himself for a two-yard touchdown run to make the score 10-7. The Midshipmen, on that possession, exploited a tired defensive line, running on 10 of 11 plays.
Kenny Guiton came off the bench in relief of injured star quarterback Braxton Miller to lead touchdown drives in the final minute of regulation and in overtime, with Carlos Hyde scoring on a 1-yard run to clinch No. 7 Ohio State’s 29-22 victory over Purdue on Saturday.